Tune-up the tempo for Christmas! Savour some regional winter delicacies, go on a shopping spree for some exclusive handicraft products or let the kids indulge in some fun entertaining activities and make this holiday season a memorable one with these Christmas carnivals in Delhi. By Ritika Dixit
1. Kids Christmas Carnival, December 23-24
Kids Christmas Carnival by Mom Wears Prada presents two days of thrilling excitement for adventure seeking younger ones, and families looking to have some jolly time this Christmas. With a footfall of more than 50,000 last year, this year the carnival will be bigger, better and merrier! A world of discovery, excitement and learning awaits the kids. Mommies are suggested to grab their shopping bags for some quirky comfy night suits or even a wide range of Pashmina shawls and scarves to glam up this season. Gear up for this Christmas extravaganza!
2. Nappa Dori’s Christmas Market, December 13-15
Fond of brands and looking for a perfect blend of contemporary interpretations in design, material and craftsmanship? Well, the good news is that Nappa Dori is back with its annual Christmas market at the Nappa Dori warehouse in the Dhan Mill compound to set off the holiday season. Brands ranging from Pero, Doodlage, Cacao, Dhora, The Man Company, Olivia Dar, Zariin, Intiki, and Objectry will set up stalls at the venue to satisfy the shopaholic in you. To get your hands on some scrumptious food and lip-smacking beverages, the special Christmas menu curated by Nappa Dori is like a cherry on top.
3. The Christmas Carnival, December 24-25
The Christmas Carnival, a DNL festival, will be launched as a collective two-day event at Ansal Plaza, Andrews Ganj Extension. The carnival is a culture-powered Christmas season celebration for your entire family. The carnival will offer a bunch of home-grown labels which, though Indian at heart, are contemporary and constantly reinventing the Indian fashion scene as well. With over 50+ lifestyle and hospitality brands, live shows and creative ventures, the modern and cultural richness of India here will be a spectacular sight to witness. The wide range of multi-culinary outlets at the carnival will add to the vibrant and fun Christmas experience.
4. Unplugged – A Flea Market, December 21-22
Visit Samavar, a restaurant in Pamposh Enclave, for Unplugged – a flea market organised by the World Wardrobe Show. Here, you can shop for apparel, decor, accessories, and a lot more to hype up your glam quotient this winter season. If you can’t get enough of some pretty lanterns, this flea market is just the place to be. If you like the thought of pop-up shows, mouth-watering food, delicious drinks and live music all under one roof, the unplugged flea market deserves a spot on your winter bucket list.
5. Boho Bazaar, December 20-22
This epic flea market and shopping festival at the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN Stadium) will take your Christmas celebrations to the next level. The mega shopping carnival will offer everything to the shopping fanatic in you; from stationery to fashion accessories, and from home decor to quirky merchandise from over 150+ curated pop-ups across the country. The market will feature an exclusive food and drinks zone, entertaining activities, workshops for those looking to hone their skills and tons of festivities to keep the free-spirited vibe going. An acoustic stage with over 15 bands performing will have your foot tapping to your favourite tunes while you indulge in the celebrations.
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